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Grocery Shopping for Big Items

Do You Buy in Bulk?

Once upon a time, a trip to the grocery amounted to two brown bags and a $70 tab. Then came baby and the bill doubled along with the loot. More mouths to feed means more food to buy, making bulk purchases more attractive. On any given Saturday, moms can be seen sweeping the aisles of Costco or Sam's heaving packs of toilet paper and diapers into her cart. She can avoid multiple trips and escape the exorbitant bills of the local grocer. And if disaster strikes, chances are she'll have enough toilet paper and prepared foods to get her family through a storm.

Do you buy your groceries in bulk?

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MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
that was supposed to be produce.. lol not product. ugh
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
We shop at Sams, and do a good portion of the shopping there. The bulk prices outweigh the local grocery stores for everything but product and fresh things, like say fresh fish or things like that. I always pay attention to prices in case something climbs or drops, but so far most things are cheaper in bulk. We buy our toilet paper, cereal, condiments, and so many other things. I absolutely LOVE the Sams brand Members Mark diapers. For leakage on our thin framed toddler at night, (during the day we cloth diaper) they work the absolute best. Huggies never fail to leak and pretty much every other brand as well. On top of that, the price is SO much better then buying the small packages in the local stores. We also buy their wipes. When she was over 12 months and able to switch off soy and to milk, we started buying their formula as well, its very well priced. I like not having to go as often, I can shop for those sorts of things once a month and get the huge load done. Then I just shop every week or two weeks for fresh fruit and veggies and milk. I have to have my milk very fresh or it makes me sick. Plus the once a month outing is nice for a treat with their pizza combos at the little food place. My sister just tried the costco diapers and wipes becuase she relocated to an area without sams and she hated them, said the quality was terrible and they leaked constantly. She has a tall thin framed baby as well though, and we so often run into problems with diapers.
Moms Moms 7 years
We eat mostly organic so I do my main shopping at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's. Then for things like paper towels, toilet paper and tissue — I hit up Costco.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 7 years
I don't buy everything there, but I do stock up on certain things at the warehouse club about once every 2 months or so.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
I'm BJ's #1 fan. I barely go to the grocery store anymore, especially with the farmer's markets all over right now.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 7 years
We buy some things in bulk at a warehouse store, but the majority of our groceries come from the regular grocery store.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 7 years
I do both stock up at Sams once a month and go grocery shopping twice a month at the local grocery store.
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